Mithali Raj has stated recently that she is aiming to win the upcoming World Cup for her country. Her team was very close to winning the trophy in 2017 and since then it has been a dry spell. With this year’s World Cup being hosted in New Zealand, Raj discussed how things have gone full circle for her since she made her World Cup debut in 2000, which was also held in New Zealand. The veteran player also stated her desire to see all of her colleagues perform well, giving the nation a chance to win the coveted trophy. India was on the verge of defeating England in the final until their dreams were dashed by a batting meltdown in 2017. They were defeated by a measly nine runs in the match.

“I’ve gone a long way since the World Cup in New Zealand in 2000. It’s all come full circle now. As stated by Mid-day, she said, “I would look forward to all my players playing well and giving the Indian team the chance to get a touch on that coveted Cup.” Raj made her ODI debut against Ireland in 1999 and scored a magnificent century. She has been a regular in India’s batting order since then, and she also holds the record for most runs scored in Women’s One-Day Internationals. The right-handed hitter has represented India in five World Cups. India’s finest results at the major event were in the 2005 and 2017 editions, in which they finished second and third, respectively.

The squad is predicted to perform well in this year’s edition, and they have had a good start in their preparations, winning both of their warm-up matches. On March 6th at Mount Maunganui, India will play Pakistan in their opening match of the competition.